Operations Analyst

World Bank, Mexico City, Mexico

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
22nd January, 2020

Job Description


Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with more than 2,000 businesses worldwide, we use our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities where they are needed most. 

The Regional Country Office in Mexico (CLAMX), as part of IFC’s Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Department, plays a central role in the functioning of IFC’s matrix organization to bring regional information and perspective to IFC decision making.

CLAMX is responsible for:

  • leading the formulation of IFC’s regional strategy;
  • monitoring and communicating IFC’s project pipeline, portfolio performance and strategy implementation in the country;
  • monitoring political, macro-economic, sectoral and financial market developments, and keeping senior management informed of these developments and potential impact on IFC’s activities and strategies;
  • maintaining dialogue with the government, locally based stakeholders, and other parts of the World Bank group, and
  • coordinating IS/AS program in collaboration with Regional Industry Departments.
  • To fulfill this role, CLAMX is seeking for an Operations Analyst to be based in Mexico City, Mexico and who will report directly to IFC Mexico Country Manager. The candidate must be a self-starter, capable of taking initiative to cover a range of tasks, able to thrive in a small, entrepreneurial team/environment and be able to work independently with minimal supervision.

Roles and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities for the selected candidate include but are not limited to the following:

Support the Country Manager in the development of a comprehensive IFC strategy for Mexico; including providing the economic context of IFC’s activities as needed. A key skill for this role is to help "translate" the macroeconomic context/assessment into the regional/country operational strategyAct as a local focal point for the Country Manager, working closely with operational staff and liaising with the Regional Strategy Team to ensure adequate support to Operations on the economic front, at the project level and strategy levelTogether with Regional management, prepare IFC inputs to WBG initiatives, including the Systematic Country Diagnostics, Country Partnership Frameworks, progress reports and other joint initiativesParticipate in all other aspects of IFC’s investment and advisory project processing cycle (business development, project development, due diligence, etc.). Such participation includes revisions to relevant sections of Board papers for investment project approval (macro-economy and country context)Support the development of documents reflecting IFC’s activity in Mexico, providing inputs on pipelines, opportunities, events, trends and risks for management briefs, reports, presentations, and country economic updatesConduct analysis and research support across sectors and regions to prepare communication materials (i.e pitchbooks and proposals to clients) as necessaryCreate financial models and projectionsMonitor and update pipeline of current and upcoming projects and update to management as neededEstablish and maintain quality client relationshipsContribute to and share knowledge on major new corporate initiatives relevant for the countryOther tasks that may arise in the day-to-day coordination of activities

Selection Criteria

Graduate degree in Economics, Public Policy or other relevant graduate degree with a background in EconomicsAt least two years of relevant full-time professional experience, preferably in an international environment. Consulting will be a plusExperience in and strong knowledge of the economic context and challenges of countriesFamiliarity with IFC's or similar Development Finance Institutions' areas of focus and relevant experience in country contextDemonstrated quantitative, financial analysis and modeling skillsWrite in a logical and comprehensive, yet concise mannerDemonstrates active listening skills by being attentive and listening to others in order to identify client and stakeholder needsTeam player with good problem solving and analytical skills, with an ability to execute tasks timely and effectivelyAbility to manage and complete multiple projects simultaneously and to meet deadlines under high pressureUtilize graphics and tables to effectively and creatively present data. Advanced user level proficiency in PowerPoint, Excel, Word is a mustDistill and summarize large amounts of information from various sources to prepare business documents and presentationsStrong command over English (written and verbal) and Spanish is a must

Poverty has no borders. Neither does excellence. This is why we continually search for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds from around the globe. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexu


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